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Cast Iron Plant

Aspidistra Elatior

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The cast iron plant is a worry-free choice for any indoor plant gardener. They are bold, architecturally strong plants, with vertical lines running through their leaves giving them a distinctive style. Aspidistras are a popular gift for men due to its broad leaves and easy-care nature. It is much more shade tolerant than many other plants and very low maintenance!

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How To Care For Cast Iron Plant

You really don’t need to go overboard on the watering with the cast iron plant. Once per month should be fine. As with most plants, if in a brightly lit spot apply a little more water than usual and less in a shadier spot. If you have nothing to water with, why not try one of our watering cans?

The ideal place to locate this easy-care plant is in indirect sunlight, but it will be fine in full shade as well. In the autumn and winter, it will love a spot where it can catch morning or evening light. Never let it stand in strong sunlight for longer than an hour. This will result in a pale, washed-out plant.

Aspidistras aren’t fussy, they should be fine in normal room humidity but you can treat them to a mist with a water mister every now and again.

This easy-care plant likes loose, well-draining soil. Consider introducing wood chippings, grit or perlite to your compost for added drainage.

You can use houseplant feed or general houseplant fertiliser at half strength twice a month during spring and summer and once a month in winter. Never apply ‘ready to pour’ feed on unwatered soil as this will cause the roots to burn. If you’re struggling to determine what fertiliser may be best, we recommend using Miracle-Gro pump and feed!

If you don’t know how to use fertiliser, read our “How to Fertilise Your Houseplant” page!

Occasionally check the soil and undersides of the leaves for mealy bugs, scale, aphids, spider mites, thrips, fungus gnats, vine weevils and root mealybugs. Spray off aphids and spider mites with water or a water and soap mix. If an infestation occurs, we recommend taking a more organic approach using Neem oil to kill the pest and their eggs or Insecticidal Soap Spray. If you want to use a known brand we recommend Baby Bio Houseplant Bug Killer.

If you think your plant is suffering from a pest or disease, take a look at our Pests and Infections page!

Cast Iron Plants are easy to propagate by division and repot in another pot. Have a look if your pot is still big enough every 6 months. If it’s looking full, then it may be time for a new pot.

Wondering how to repot your houseplant? Take a look at our repotting guide. It has all the information you’ll need!

Care for your Cast Iron Plant with these

About Cast Iron Plant

The Cast Iron Plant is hardy by name and hardy by nature. Native to Japan and Taiwan, it is also commonly known as Aspidistra. Forming the bread and butter of our easy-care plant set, this unkillable plant is ideal for any indoor plant gardener! Simply match the aspidistra with your favourite plant pots in our collection and you’re good to go!

Caring for an aspidistra is super-easy! You could leave this house plant for over a month without water and it’ll still stand as strong and beautiful as the last – keeping guests and friends in awe of your houseplant-keeping skills! You can mix and match this plant with some of our other easy-care houseplants to start building your new indoor plant garden or expanding your current collection.

Not only this, but it is child & pet-friendly as it is not considered toxic. This means the aspidistra is safe for both cats and dogs.

How to Easily Decorate with Your Aspidistra

The 90-110cm aspidistra would look perfect in the corner of your room, at the bottom of the stairs or even in a large bathroom! Due to its tall & slender nature, it can slink into a space that other houseplants might not be able to, like the Areca Palm.

The 50-70cm cast iron plant is even more versatile, as the small pot can be placed on a window sill, on your desk, or anywhere you’re creative enough to find it. We’re sure you’ll find it easy enough to decorate with either of the cast-iron plants.

Best care tips for your Cast Iron Plant:

  • Be sure to mist your plant’s leaves to keep them looking brand new and wipe away any dust.
  • If your plant is suffering from some pests, be sure to invest in some of our neem oil.
  • Check out our detailed care guide below on how to care for your aspidistra or check out the RHS’s guide here.

Is this product not for you? Not to worry! Take a look at our (almost) Unkillable plants and our Best Large Houseplants pages.

Please note: this plant comes in a plastic nursery pot. Browse our entire range of plant pots to add that extra charm and character to your home.

Botanical Name
Aspidistra Elatior
Nicknames
Common Aspidistra, Bar Room Plant
Air Purification Qualities
Yes
Child & Pet Safe?
Yes
Available in sizes
  • Height: 50-70cm | Pot 13cm
  • Height: 70-90cm | Pot 14cm
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